Champions League proposition could end team phase

Europe’s leading leagues will hold an meeting that is online Friday to discuss UEFA’s plans to change the Champions League format, with a major reshaping of the group stage on the agenda.

UEFA has been consulting with clubs and leagues about how to liven the group stage up and a switch to a fresh structure with increased games may be the favored choice of European soccer’s regulating human anatomy.

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The talks have actually dedicated to scrapping the stage that is round-robin where there are currently eight groups of four clubs with each team playing three opponents at home and away.

That format often results in matches with the teams that are top with a casino game or two to spare.

UEFA is considering changing it with a format where the 32 groups would play 10 various opponents and certification would originate from one league dining table.

That allows to get more games and — UEFA hopes — more games that matter, producing greater profits and greater fan interest.

The plan, dubbed the “Swiss model,” has yet to generally meet any major opposition and had been backed by European Club Association chief Andrea Agnelli, the president of Juventus, he may push for a broader expansion.

“I although he indicated think it is a system that is great its scalable. How many games you perform into the initial phases is a non pre-determined quantity of games,” he stated week that is last

The leagues will be keen to ensure that any expansion of European club competitions does not encroach on domestic football and have been clear they will not accept champions League fixtures.

The weekend European Leagues organization additionally would like to see a rise in “solidarity repayments” from European competition income to football that is domestic a guarantee that qualification to competitions will continue to be based on domestic league position.(*)While there appears to be a consensus that is broad modifications to your structure associated with tournament, UEFA will probably face some tricky negotiations concerning the economic circulation system from their tournaments, sources say.(*)

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